Friday, May 17, 2013

Fitness Friday: Weekly Workout Recap

Happy Friday!  Time for our weekly Running Bloggers link-up!

Last week was, well, so-so.  Here's my recap:

Monday:  10 minutes resistance/RPM training on the elliptical - WHY only 10 minutes?  Because it then broke.

So, I pulled out my favorite Kickboxing Fast Fix video and went to town, then followed that with 10 minutes  of upper body strength training using Sworkit.  **Thanks for my awesome hubby the elliptical is now fixed - thanks honey!**

Tuesday:  Ran 4.53 miles at 9:56 min/mile pace - WHOA, check me out!  I followed that with 15 minutes of lower body strength training, again, using Sworkit.

Wednesday:  6x800 4x800 speed training with intervals at a 10 min/mile pace.  This was my absolute worst workout all week.  It royally sucked.  I don't know if it was a combination of poor fueling and the heat in my garage or what but I cut it short, as you can see.  And I was mad at myself and sulked the rest of the night for it too.

Thursday:  Ran 3.97 miles on the treadmill at an 11:20 min/mile pace - after the horrible speed training the afternoon before, I took it slow that morning.

Friday:  Rest

Saturday:  Ran 4.00 miles at 9:59 min/mile pace - much better ;)

I'm glad I managed to turn things around by the week's end - that speed training session on Wednesday about did me in!  I need to get better about NOT letting bad runs get the best of me.

QOTD:  How do you pick yourself up after a bad run?


  1. Wow you really show dedication in all your workouts. I really admire that.

  2. Even though you had a bad workout, you picked up and got back on the proverbial horse. When I have a bad run, I either go for a hard power walk that night, or get it the next time. Some of my best training periods come on the heels of a bad one.

    1. I almost didn't run Thursday morning but I'm glad I did; Saturday went much better! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that goes through this!

  3. I think understanding that every day presents different challenges, sometimes they come in form of "bad runs", however, if everything was easy and didn't challenge us then we wouldn't be doing it. I like to keep everything in perspective and keep moving along.

  4. "And I was mad at myself and sulked the rest of the night for it too."

    Too funny! :)